Ken Rudin's Political Junkie

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Ken Rudin's Political Junkie is the essential show for anyone who is curious and passionate about politics ... which includes most of us. Each week, veteran political analyst Ken Rudin explores policy debates, campaign strategies and the newsmakers making it happen in Washington and in state capitols across the country. Politicians, journalists and experts of all stripes join Ken to share smart analysis and rich historical context behind the issues shaping our national dialogue today.

Whether you're a seasoned political junkie or a casual observer of politics, you’ll enjoy hearing informed conversation about national and regional campaigns, deep dives into noteworthy moments in political history, and intriguing tidbits of political trivia. Political Junkie is the show that aims to make politics accessible, engaging, and -- dare we say it -- fun.

Ken Rudin's Political Junkie is published weekly as a full-hour show tailored for a public radio audience.

The show is available to stations as an ongoing SubAuto subscription for an annual carriage fee. More information about the series is available on our website.

In addition, we periodically release special episodes for non-subscribed stations which may be purchased.

For more information about the show, including carriage information for stations, contact Douglas Bell, Coordinating Producer at dbell@krpoliticaljunkie.com. For other questions about the show, or to book Ken for local appearances, contact Ken at ken@krpoliticaljunkie.com.

Series

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227 Pieces

Ken Rudin's Political Junkie is the essential show for anyone who is curious and passionate about politics ... which includes most of us. Each week, veteran political analyst Ken Rudin explores policy debates, campaign strategies, and the newsmakers making it happen in Washington and in state capitols across the country.

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161 Pieces

The Political Junkie Minisodes series has been discontinued.

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23 Pieces

Special full-hour episodes of Ken Rudin's Political Junkie, offered a few times per year to stations with no ongoing series subscription required.

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Fundraising episodes and promos from Ken Rudin's Political Junkie for use during station pledge drives.


Pieces

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We listen back to a 2015 interview with William Ruckelshaus who recalls the Saturday Night Massacre in 1973 when he and Attorney General Elliot Ric...

  • Added: Dec 05, 2019
  • Length: 53:58
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Carol Anderson, a professor at Emory University, discusses her book, “One Person, No Vote: How Voter Suppression Is Destroying Our Democracy.” J...

  • Added: Dec 04, 2019
  • Length: 53:58
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Carol Anderson, a professor at Emory University, discusses her book, “One Person, No Vote: How Voter Suppression Is Destroying Our Democracy.” J...

  • Added: Nov 28, 2019
  • Length: 53:58
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NPR's Ron Elving sizes up the winners and losers from the ten Democratic presidential candidates who debated this week in Atlanta. Ohio Democrat...

  • Added: Nov 22, 2019
  • Length: 53:58
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Aaron Blake of the Washington Post says there are some roadblocks for new presidential candidates like former Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick. ...

  • Added: Nov 15, 2019
  • Length: 53:58
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Greg Giroux of Bloomberg sifts through Tuesday's election results. Former New Jersey Senator Bob Torricelli reflects on his career which came to...

  • Added: Nov 07, 2019
  • Length: 53:58
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As 2019 draws to a close, Political Junkie Ken Rudin remembers the lawmakers and newsmakers from the world of politics who passed away this year. K...

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  • Added: Nov 06, 2019
  • Length: :29
  • Purchases: 1
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Colin Moore at the University of Hawaii discusses the possible motivation for congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard’s attacks on her party establishment incl...

  • Added: Oct 31, 2019
  • Length: 53:58
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Jim Rosapepe, who served with Congressman Elijah Cummings in the state legislature, remembers his friend, a man dedicated to decency and honor. ...

  • Added: Oct 24, 2019
  • Length: 53:58
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Vermont Public Radio's Bob Kinzel recaps the fourth Democratic debate. Jessica Taylor of NPR assesses the role President Trump will play in the ...

  • Added: Oct 17, 2019
  • Length: 53:58